I like my horror, techno-thrillers, and science fiction. Which is why Jurassic Park and The Lost World are 2 of my favorite books ever!
This was the very first audiobook I ever listened to. That is, the abridged cassettes read by Denis "Wedge Antilles" Lawson, a long time ago, a couple states away. Now, finally, a perfect audiobook experience is available in this unabridged version of Heir to the Empire. This story was great when I read it back in high school, and is even better now! I always considered Timothy Zahn's trilogy to be Episodes VII, VIII, and IX, although they aren't officially recognized as such.
The sound effects were distracting at first, because I don't hear many effects in other audiobooks, but considering the sounds and music are from Star Wars ( tattooed on my brain since childhood), I found them to actually enhance the story. This is my first listen to Marc Thompson ever, and it's no wonder why he does all the Star Wars narrations. Perfection! This is quite possibly the best audiobook I have ever heard. Bring on Dark Force Rising and The Last Command! The Force is most definitely with us...
Emergency physician and fantasy nerd in Chicago.
Great for fans.
Kashyyk, no question.
No, but very few do
Listening to this book is like watching a movie with the video turned off, there are tons of effects, every voice is by a different actor. I've never heard an AB quite like this but really enjoyed the change. Will listen to the whole series now.
It's compelling, fun, and bring you back to what Star Wars was before the Prequels!
Grand Admiral Thrawn! he's my favorite EU character of all time.
He's smart, interesting, and has so much going for him. He's the Palpatine of the non-force-users.
It will always be Han. Just awesome.
I don't get moved by Films (with the exception of Act of Valor), Books, etc.
This was my favorite Star Wars book since the moment I read it for the first time. In the Star Wars cannon the films can overwrite any EU materiel, I loved this this book so much that I categorize any thing else that may contradict this novel as non-cannon.
Anyways after This was released i had to listen to it and Marc does a fantastic job bringing the characters to life. If you say your a Star Wars fan then read/listen to this! That's an Order!
A Hermit with a pen
This was an incredible story. Zahn extended the Star Wars universe seamlessly and Marc Thompson breathes life into this great work.
The saga continues. The worse part about the Star Wars movies is that they end. Heir to the Empire continues the story keep fans satiated.
Marc Thompson does an incredible job brining all the characters to life. Admiral Thrawn is one of the coolest villains I've ever come across. Thompson also does a great job as Han Solo.
The Storm of Thrawn.
I loved the book but we need the rest of the Trilogy in the Unabridged version so we can continue the whole story
Wow, what an amazing production!
I'm blown away by the quality and the performance that Marc Thompson has done.
I had heard that if you're going to read any of the Star Wars books, this is the trilogy to read. So I gave it a shot. I have to say that the production of the audiobook was amazing. There was music and sound effects. The narrator did an excellent job of mimicking the voices of the original movie actors. So I have no complaints there.
As for the story itself, I think it just felt like if I had read it when I was 12, I would have loved it. As it was, it didn't really do anything for me. I've always liked Star Wars, and I thought I would really like this, but I didn't.
It is one of the best
The character and the plot
no I enjoyed the whole book
This Admiral Thrawn trilogy has leaped to the top of my audiobook favorites!
I don't want to give out any spoilers but this trilogy was filled with many memorable scenes involving not only the well known and loved characters from the 6 movie series, but also introduced me to a host of new characters. There was something here for every Star Wars enthusiast.
I was amazed and often enthralled by the reader's performances in this trilogy. His imitations of the well-known characters, (Han, Luke, Lando, Leia, Emperor Palpatine, etc.) sounded very much like the real characters, including C3PO and R2D2! He made the overall listening experience hugely satisfying.
Absolutely, AND at the same time, I hated for the trilogy to end - it was that enjoyable and entertaining.
The addition of sound effects and music to this trilogy's performance made it almost like listening to a movie! Now and then a background sound effect tended to be a little too loud or annoying, but those instances weren't very numerous, and even then, they made for a level of realism I've never experienced in an audiobook before. I wish every audiobook performance utilized this level of performance and production efforts!
Luke got into so many issues that it showed how crappy of a Jedi he is. The main instance of this is when he uses he moral ideas to see if Mara Jade was ok. You don't need to have Jedi powers to know she was going to be waiting for him. I just hope the new movie shows him to be less of a moron.